Accepting a Job Offer

We frequently get asked “Why do I need to wait and review a job offer in writing before accepting?” and whilst we acknowledge that it is very tempting to accept a verbal offer.


Congratulations! You’ve made it through an interview process and been selected for employment. What comes next?

Though you might be anxious to secure the offer and move forward, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that you understand the offer in its entirety, and you know what to expect from your future employer.

Your recruiter will likely offer you the position verbally to start, but should be able to give you a comprehensive overview of the role and its benefits. Ensure that you receive the offer in writing after you verbally accept.

After you verbally accept a new job, your Recruiter will be able to send you a detailed job offer to review. This should include all of the terms and conditions of the role including notice period, benefits structure, bonus or commission structure, office location, etc. It’s important that you give yourself a chance to review the offer in its entirety: pay scale, bonus structure, benefits, etc. Ensure that you review this carefully to make sure the outlined offer and position are what you were initially presented.

If the offer looks to be suitable, we recommend that you verbally advise the Recruiter and then sign the offer and return it.  We would also suggest at this point that you then as for an acknowledgement that they have received your acceptance with written confirmation and discussions can commence about starting the onboarding process.

Tendering your resignation should follow shortly after you have formally accepted a new role. Your resignation should also be put in writing once your last day of employment has been agreed upon.